US 2498160 A
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Feb. 21, 1950 F. GAVlOzLA ETAL POWER OPERATED SAW 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 3, 1946 r 0 l H 6 v a Feb. 21, 1950 F. GAVIOLA ET AL 25498,!60
POWER OPERATED SAW Filed May 3, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 a IIII/I/IIIIIIIII Inventor I'm 12k day/via I flrami Az'zaeaz i 30 By 29 .unimn Ill (ma WW 3/ A torneys Patented Feb. 21, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,498,160 POWER-OPERATED SAW Frank Gaviola and Frank Anacabe, Elko, Nev. Application May 3, 1946, Serial No. 666,967
This invention relates to improvements in power operated saws.
An object of the invention is to provide an improved power operated saw including a handle portion with attached inverted U-shaped frame having a saw blade reciprocably mounted between the ends thereof, and means for reciprocating the saw blade.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved power operated saw including a handle portion with attached inverted U-shaped frame having a saw blade reciprocably mounted between the ends thereof, together with means for reciprocating the saw blade, and a supporting bracket whereby said saw may be pivotally supported thereon when in operation, or may be removed from the bracket when used as a portable saw.
A further object of the invention is to provide an improved power operated saw including a handle portion with attached inverted U-shape frame having means for reciprocating a saw blade supporting member at one end of said frame and a pivoted saw supporting arm or lever at the opposite end of said frame, with a saw blade connected between said blade supporting means.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved power operated saw including a handle portion with attached inverted U-shape frame formed with a variable speed crank mechanism for reciprocating a saw blade supporting rod at one end of said frame, and a variably tensioned pivoted arm having a reciprocating saw lade supporting rod linked thereto, together with a saw blade connected between said saw blade supporting rods, and means for operating said crank mechanism.
Other objects will appear as the description proceeds.
In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this application,
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved power operated saw;
Figure 2 is a plan view looking down on the improved power operated saw;
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the variable speed crank mechanism for reciprocating the saw blade;
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view through the variable speed crank mechanism for reciprocating the saw blade showing a modified form of mechanism;
Figure 5 is an enlarged detail view partly in section of the pivotally mounted oscillating saw blade supporting mechanism, and
Figure 6 is an enlarged detail view of one end of a saw blade showing the same attached to its supporting rod. v p
Like characters of reference are used throughout the following specification and the accome panying drawings to designate corresponding parts.
In carrying out the invention, there is provided an improved power operated saw including a handle portion generally denoted by the reference numeral l adapted to support the electric switch 2 with attached electric conductor cable 3 extending through the said handle and adapted to be'connected in series with an electric motor (not shown) and a source of electric current supply, said motor having a flexible driving shaft 4 connected with its shaft adapted to be connected with the crank mechanism for reciprocating the saw blade, later to be described.
An inverted U-shape metal saw frame 5 is adapted to be secured at one end to the handle I by means of the rivets'or fasteners 6, and supports the integral depending longitudinally extending casing or housing 1 in which the saw blade reciprocating mechanism is housed. The worm gear 8 is mounted in the bearings 9 longitudinally of the casing or housing I, and is formed with the rearwardly extending forked connection end In for receiving the free end of the flexible driving shaft 4 operated by the electric motor (not shown).
A crank l I is mounted transversely in the easing or housing 1 in the bearings 12, one end thereof being provided with an attaching end l3 for alternate connection with the flexible driving shaft 4. The gear I4 is keyed at l5 to the crank shaft l6 and is meshed with the worm gear 8 to be driven thereby when rotated by the electric motor and flexible shaft 4 attached thereto.
The guide tube or bearing I1 is formed integrally with the casing or housing 1 and is provided with a threaded apertured packing gland or bushing 18 in its outer end. A connecting rod l9 will be eccentrically mounted on the gear I 4 at 20, and will extend into said bearing l1, and will be pivotally connected with the saw blade supporting rod 2! extending through the bushing I8. A bearing block guide 22 will be disposed upon the blade supporting rod 2| to slide back and forth in the said tube or bearing H. The usual pin 23 will be formed on the outer end of the rod 2| over which the apertured or slotted end of the saw blade 24 will be placed.
An alternate form of saw blade reciprocating means is shown in Figure 4 of the drawings, and
A supporting bracket 29 is formed with spaced upstanding ears 30 and with the oppositely di's posed attaching flanges 3| through, which the screws or fasteners 32 will esaenutc securethe same to a support or bench,33 .f wA cross pivot. pin 34 will be disposed in the aligned apertures 35 in the upper ends oithe ears 30, to pivotally support the guard plates 36 secured to the opposits sides'of thesaw name 5 by means'of' the rivets or fasteners 31 topivotany rnOiintthe saw frame and to prevent any foreign'ar'ticle'from being" accidentally' inserted between' the lower ends of the saw frain'e 5"and" the associated movable" operatirig mechanism.
A pin 38 will be disposed between the guard plates 36and"willpivotally support the bellcrank operating lever 39;" the lower end of which is connected by means or thelihk wto' th'end'of thesaw blade'supporting rodZl. The upper end of the lever"- 39"will'be'notchedasat 4| to receive oneend ofa te'ns'ioningcoilspring 4'2; whose'opposite end is secured'to the adjusting screw 43 extending loosely through the bracket 44" secured to th top of the saw frame" 5by means" of the rivets 45, or in any" other" desired manner, while athreaded nut '45 is adapted to engage" the screw 43 to" selectively and-variably tension the spring 42' to place the" desired tensioribnthesaw blade. .t t t The auxiliary-handl'e'4'lwill be supportedupon the upper edge-of theisaw frame'jfiiandmay' be swivelly mounted if' desired; whereby one hand will grasp'thehandl'eil'and'thehandle 41 will be grasped'bythe other hand when'removing thesaw from "its s'upport,"and when using same as aportabletool. l ,c
From the foregoing description; it will be apparent that there has been provideda'highly effleient form of power operated saw which will include an inverted U-shaped frame and handle attached thereto, together with a saw blade reciprocably mounted between the ends of said frame, and a variable speed operating means for causing the reciprocating movement of said saw blade.
While the preferred embodiment of the instant invention has been illustrated a d described, it willfbe understood thatit i's fno't intended to limit the scope of the invention thereto, as many minor changes in detail of construction may be resorted to without departure from the spirit of the inveritici'r'i;
lf-Iaving thus described our invention what we claim asnew' aiiddesire to secure by Letters Patenty oflthei United States is A power operated saw comprising an inverted U sh'aped frame having a handle at one of its leg portions, an elongated blade secured between the leg portions" of said frame, g ar-means" carried by said frame interco'riiiecti'rigori e'iid 'of said blade'with'a power means for reciprocating said blade, "a pair of 'sp'a'cledplates "secured to the other" leg portion of said frame," bracket means pivot/ally securing said plates to a Y sup-part; a bell crank lever pivoted intermediate its ends between said plates, means securin'g'oiieie'r'idof said lever'to the other end 'of said 51aae;'ari"aper turedv bracket secured" to the web portion of said frame, a screw extendingthrough said aper tured bracket, a ooil'spring inter'co'rinectingtue other end of said lever with"sai'd"screw,'arid'"ari adjusting nut carriedby said's'crew.
FRANK'GAVIOLA. FRANK ANACABE.
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